Re:Re: The "Eternal Present: and KARMA
Apr 15, 1998 07:54 PM
by Dr A M Bain
Jerry Schueler <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
>>Even if you can't have one without the other, the necessity of
>>reincarnation does not follow. Try hell >> paradise >> next place.
>Ah! So, how many next places are there? Is each a step "up" and
>if so how high is "up?"
As high as high. The Judeo-Christian tradition says seven "highs" - or
six more if you count this one. One claim is that we ascend and
descend as do the angels on Jacob's Ladder. But maybe it is an eternal
ladder that just goes on up, like an elevator with and infinity of floors ....
> And even more important--how did we get to
>hell in the first place?
The stone becomes a plant -an animal -a human - an "angel" etc.
> The only answer to the latter that I have ever
>found is in Theosophy (G de P, actually) which postulates an Arc
>of Descent and Arc of Ascent making a full circle. Anything else
>demands beginnings and endings, which are totally irrational
>unless we postulate a God who works in "mysterious" ways.
I don't think anything else demands beginnings and endings. Maybe
everthing just IS, and everything keeps moving?
Taking the circle idea, then at the physical level, we start to draw a
circle, we see the result - a circle. But while we have been drawing we
have been hurtling through space at enormous speed, so maybe it is a
circle of illusion we see, and not WYSIWYG?
The Earth moves for all of us!
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